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" Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit ; and if he read little, he need have much cunning,... "
Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy - Page 78
by George Lillie Craik - 1846
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1851 - 592 pages
...distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an.exact man ; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had...have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not." I add one very fine illustration : • " If the invention of the ship was thought so noble, which carrieth...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading makelh a full man ; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he had need haw a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1852 - 580 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not." I add one very fine illustration : " If the invention of the ship was thought so noble, which carrieth...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1852
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth LI. OF FACTION. MANY have an opinion not wise, that for a prince to govern his estate, or for a great...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1852 - 588 pages
...like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, arid writing an exact man ; and, therefore, if a man write...have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not." I add one very fine illustration : " If the invention of the ship was thought so noble, which carrieth...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

1852
...others to be swallowed, and some few to bt chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know On: he doth not. Histories...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1852 - 394 pages
...diftilled Waters, flafhy Things. Reading maketh a full Man ; Conference a ready Man ; and Writing an exa£t Man. And therefore, if a Man write little, he had...great Memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a prefent Wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much Cunning, to feem to know that he doth not....
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
...others. — Colton. READING, CONVERSATION, AND WRITING. — Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. — Lord Bacon. READING FOR THE FAMILY. — Always have a book at hand, in the parlor, on the table,...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1853 - 714 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need hare much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. SIB WALTER RALEIGH. In the brilliant constellation...
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Catalogue of My English Library

Henry Stevens (Jr.) - 1853 - 107 pages
...dislilled hooks are, like common distilled waters, flashy things : Reading maketh a fnll man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...a present wit ; and if he read little he had need hare mnch cnnning, to meem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets witty ; the mathematies...
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